Jul 30, 2014
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Posts tagged: I’m Santana

Trini Puppets Take Manhattan: “I’m Santana” Set for US Debut

Words by LargeUp—

We’ve been huge fans and supporters of Roger Alexis’ “Santana” shorts so as soon as we found out the badbwoy Trini puppet and viral video sensation was getting his own full-on feature film, we knew we wanted to be involved in some way. We’re excited to announce that Flatbush Film Festival organizers CariBBeing will be bringing I’m Santana to New York for its U.S. debut this month. LargeUp is the official media sponsor for the screenings, which will be held at the Rerun Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn, on April 17 (9 p.m.) and 18 (6 and 7:45 p.m.); Pulse 48 (formerly CPAC) in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, on April 19 (6:30 p.m.) and 20 (7 and 8:45 p.m.); and the Maysles Cinema in Harlem, on Sunday April 22 (3:30 and 5 p.m.). Get your tickets here and stay tuned for more details here on LargeUp, and on CariBBeing’s Facebook. In the meantime, keep yourself occupied with the trailer and our interview with creator Roger Alexis!

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Puppet Mas: Q+A with “Santana” Creator Roger Alexis

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Probably the biggest viral video sensation to come out of the Caribbean to date, Roger Alexis’ “Santana” shorts are bawdy, mini-stage plays brought to life by Trini-accented Crank Yankers. Puppets having sex can be funny enough but it’s the soap opera-like melodrama and character development, and the distinctly Trini accents and situations, that has audiences across the Caribbean and the diaspora hooked into the adventures of the womanizing Santana, his girlfriend Janice and his impotent neighbor Narine. Less than two years after Santana’s first shorts went viral, the dreadlocked, Michael Jackson jacket-sporting puppet is now the star of his own movie, I’m Santana!, out in Trinidad theaters today. On the eve of the movie’s release, we called up Roger for a chat about the movie, the series’ habit of tackling taboo topics, and the real inspiration for Santana. Read on, and catch up on all of the Santana shorts at Roger’s YouTube page or the Lexo TV site.

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He’s Santana, Bitch: Trinidad’s Favorite Puppet Makes A Movie

Words by Jesse Serwer—

What started out as a viral video short starring a very persistent, fête-going Trini puppet has grown, first, into a veritable Trini soap opera and, now, a full-fledged motion picture set to screen later this month. Yes, that’s right there’s a Santana movie: I’m Santana starts screening at Trinidad’s Caribbean Cinemas 8 and Digicel IMAX theaters on Jan. 25 and 28, respectively, just in time to have everyone chatting about it during next month’s T&T Carnival. Catch up on your Santana here, check the Santana Twitter for updates about screenings, and watch the trailer and the official video for the movie’s theme song, “Soca Muppet Puppet,” below.

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